AAPB Launches A Word on Words Collection from Nashville Public Television (1972-2013)

Collection Summary The A Word on Words Collection contains 901 episodes from the acclaimed long-running series produced by Nashville Public Television featuring thoughtful and surprising discussions about literature and the lives of authors. The collection includes episodes from 1972 through 2013 with host John Seigenthaler, a native Nashvillian and longtime journalist, publisher, and editor with the Tennessean, and … Continue reading AAPB Launches A Word on Words Collection from Nashville Public Television (1972-2013)

New Special Collection of News and Cultural Programming from Oklahoma Educational Television Authority (OETA)!

"At the heart of this collection, are the people. The resilient men and women who have both contributed to the legacy of Oklahoma as well as the mosaic of our great nation in the area of art, music, science, exploration, politics, religion, architecture, literature, language, etc."- Evelyn Cox, Public Broadcasting Preservation Fellow Collection Summary The … Continue reading New Special Collection of News and Cultural Programming from Oklahoma Educational Television Authority (OETA)!

Eric Saxon, Public Broadcasting Fellow at KOPN

Greetings gentle reader, I’m Eric Saxon, a Masters of Information and Library Science student specializing in archives at the University of Missouri – Columbia, and part of the second cohort of the Public Broadcasting Preservation Fellowship (PBPF). This summer, I embarked on a deep tape diving expedition at the radio station, KOPN. KOPN 89.5 FM, … Continue reading Eric Saxon, Public Broadcasting Fellow at KOPN

Steve Wilcer, Public Broadcasting Preservation Fellow at WUNC

Hello! My name is Steve Wilcer. I coordinated with WGBH and WUNC Radio in Chapel Hill, North Carolina as a member of the second cohort of fellows for the AAPB Public Broadcast Preservation Fellowship. I am currently working towards a Master of Science in Library Science at the University of North Carolina and plan to … Continue reading Steve Wilcer, Public Broadcasting Preservation Fellow at WUNC

American Archive of Public Broadcasting’s Advisory Committees to Guide Public Media Preservation

Education Advisory Committee, Scholar Advisory Committee and Stations and Producers Advisory Committee to Guide American Archive of Public Broadcasting’s Preservation Efforts The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) has announced three new advisory committees: The Education Advisory Committee (EduAC), the Scholar Advisory Committee (SAC) and the Stations and Producers Advisory Committee (SPAC). These three groups … Continue reading American Archive of Public Broadcasting’s Advisory Committees to Guide Public Media Preservation

Digitization Grant Opportunity from Council on Library and Information Resources!

CLIR Recordings at Risk - Fourth Round Opens May 2nd  Collaborate with American Archive of Public Broadcasting on Digitization Grant Proposal Now in its fourth call for the Recordings at Risk grant program, the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is accepting applications from collecting institutions for the digital reformatting of audio and audiovisual … Continue reading Digitization Grant Opportunity from Council on Library and Information Resources!

Library of Congress Releases 2016-2017 Recommended Formats Statement

The Library of Congress has released its latest version of the Library of Congress' Recommended Formats Statement, including for audio-visual media. These recommendations are useful for organizations that are planning digitization projects or are developing methods to digitally preserve their "born digital" programming. The Library of Congress is pleased to announce the release of the 2016-2017 … Continue reading Library of Congress Releases 2016-2017 Recommended Formats Statement

Last day to contribute to the Public Broadcasting Preservation Scholarship

This post was written by Casey Davis, AAPB Project Manager at WGBH, for WGBH's Public Broadcasting Preservation Scholarship crowdfunding campaign. We need your help! Today is the last day to make a financial contribution to the AAPB's Public Broadcasting Preservation Scholarship. We have raised $2,000 and appreciate your additional support to get us closer to … Continue reading Last day to contribute to the Public Broadcasting Preservation Scholarship

Archival discoveries and collaboration at Minnesota Public Radio

The following blog post was written by Margaret Bresnahan from Minnesota Public Radio. I’m writing to share the next installment in the American Archive success story. Thanks to the cataloging done during the American Archive inventory project, Minnesota Public Radio was able to identify about 900 MPR News stories covering the Hmong settlement in Minnesota, with … Continue reading Archival discoveries and collaboration at Minnesota Public Radio